Halloween Costume Ideas Using Prom Dresses

October 27th, 2008

Here are some inexpensive Halloween costume ideas using prom dresses:

Miss XYZ
Make a sash from fabric and fabric pens (or ask an artistic friend to do it for you). Buy a crown for children’s princess costumes or dress up clothes. Carry a bouquet of flowers. Some Miss XYZ ideas:

  • Miss America
  • Miss (Your State Here) – incorporate the BEST things about your state
  • Miss (Your Rival State Here) – incorporate the WORST things about your rival state
  • Miss Congeniality – look ugly, if you can
  • Miss Right – if you’re single and looking
  • Miss Right Now – if you’re single and looking for you-know-what
  • Miss Cellaneous – miscellaneous
  • Miss Chievious – mischievious
  • Miss Demeanor – misdemeanor – handcuffs, mugshot number plate, fake bloody nose
  • Miss Eltoe – misletoe – wear leaves and berries, carry mistletoe, hang out in doorways, get kisses
  • Miss Ery – misery – tear-stained face, tissues, broken crown, bad attitude, misery loves company
  • Miss Fit – misfit – super sporty gal or alternative pagent winner
  • Miss Shunary – missionary – churchy beauty queen
  • Miss Tery – mystery – wear a masquerade mask
  • Miss Tress – mistress – gold digger gear, naughty naughty
  • Miss Understood – misunderstood – goth, another alternative pagent winner
  • Miss Swiss (Swiss Miss) – skiing equipment, mountain climbing gear, winter clothing, give away hot chocolate packets, and yodel

XYZ Prom Queen
Buy a crown or make one from XYZ appropriate material, like cardboard for Hillybilly Prom Queen. Carry flowers if you like. No sash needed. Some prom queen ideas:

  • Hillbilly Prom Queen – bad hair, bad makeup, billy bob teeth, work boots/holey shoes, hillbilly prom date
  • Redneck / White Trash Prom Queen – bad hair, bad makeup, fake tattoos, camouflage or blaze orange accessories, pocket knife, NASCAR gear, flannel shirt, redneck prom date
  • Nerdy Prom Queen – nerdy glasses, inappropriate bra & underwear, childish jewelry, calculator, pocket protector, cell phone clip, nerdy prom date

Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas for Bridesmaid Dresses

October 27th, 2008

Here are some inexpensive Halloween costume ideas using bridesmaid dresses:

Maid of Horror (play on Maid of Honor)
pale makeup, fake blood, fake knife

Bridesmaid Gone Wild (play on Girls Gone Wild)
tousled hair, disheveled clothing, groomsman bowtie, champagne bottles, yell “woo hoo” a lot

Wedding Crasher Victim / Wedding Hooker-Upper
tousled hair, disheveled clothing, one shoe, guy’s phone number on napkin

Ugly Bridesmaid
bad hair, bad makeup, billy bob teeth, witch’s nose, moles, underarm hair, ugly jewelry, ugly shoes

Hillbilly Bridesmaid
bad hair, bad makeup, pasta jewelry, billy bob teeth, work boots, cigarettes, fake tattoos, baby and/or pregnant belly

Redneck / White Trash Bridesmaid
bad hair, bad makeup, cheap jewelry, billy bob teeth, pocket knife, camouflage, blaze orange, NASCAR gear, beer cans, can cooler, baby and/or pregnant belly

Rock n Roll Bridesmaid
mohawk or other rock n roll hairstyle, piercings, chains, leather, safety pins, fake tattoos, rock n roll attitude

Western Bridesmaid
two ponytails, cowboy hat, cowboy boots, yell “yee haw” a lot

Devil With a Blue Dress On (if your dress is blue)
devil horns, pitch fork, be prepared to hear the song by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels all night

Enjoy! If you use one or have another idea, let me know!

This ain’t just some neon love come lately…

October 8th, 2008

A hard-to-find country song got stuck in my head, but I could never remember enough of the lyrics to find it.

It started out, “We got married in high school…” and the only other lyrics I could remember were something about “love come lately…”

I finally found it! It is “Sacred Ground” by McBride and the Ride.

Sacred Ground
McBride and the Ride

We got married in high school
Had a baby when we turned eighteen
I bagged groceries in the daytime
At night I learned to fix TV’s

When you come by things the hard way
Well you learn how to hold on tight
So don’t think you can waltz in here
And take her without a fight

This ain’t just some neon love come lately
Its a precious thing you don’t know nothing about
We were joined in the eyes of the Lord
In the eyes of our hometown
Why don’t you leave her alone
You’re treading on sacred ground

Guess I took for granted
She would never look at someone else
Now I’ve got some patching up to do
Oh, and I don’t need your help

I know you’re the leavin’ kind
Well, I sure hope you will
Before she goes and burns those bridges
That took so long to build

This ain’t just some neon love come lately
Its a precious thing you don’t know nothin’ about
We were joined in the eyes of the Lord
In the eyes of our hometown
Why don’t you leave her alone
You’re treading on sacred ground
Go on and leave her alone
Why don’t you leave her alone
Go on and leave her alone
You’re treading on sacred ground